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Gear Corner / Re: Roland TD20
August 05, 2012, 04:42:47 PM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"Congratulations, Ron! You have passed the first level in the Geo-Spatial Drum Kit Engineering!

Your next task is to rebuild this Southpaw-stylee:

 :shock:  :shock:  :shock:

I saw him live once playing this kit. It's ridiculous!  :)
Gear Corner / Re: Roland TD20
August 05, 2012, 04:41:09 PM
Quote from: "Pedro"Ah, I think I understand.
Is it safe to say, then, you can build a leftie using exactly the same parts (which I figured Roland would have designed-in for cost saving purposes) but getting there was harder because it is better made than I had expected?
Glad you got it sorted though, even if it was more tricky. :)
Yes sir. The rack was all ready set up by a right handed drummer. If you take it new out of the box you can just build it left handed from the start. Anyway, glad you brought up the suggestion otherwise I'd probably didn't start this project.  Now the cables make total sense and have the right length + it's way more convenient to have the module at the hi-hat side. That way it's also close to my desk so it's in reach when something needs to be edited. I'm build in like Neil Peart now except his is only drums; for me it's drums and screens and speakers and gits and footcontrollers!  :mrgreen:
Gear Corner / Re: Roland TD20
August 05, 2012, 09:05:06 AM
Well, the "flip your rack inside out" idea looked good on paper but sounded to good to be true.... and it is.

I started doing this but as it turns out every junction of the rack has its unique place. that way the rack has its paws spread out so to speak to make it rock steady. Another problem I ran into is the cable length at the main cable junction is to small for it to make a 180° turn.

So! I basically took the entire rack apart and rebuild it southpaw. I'm glad I did it though since the cable makes total sense now and the module is placed near the hi-hat now where it should be.  :)
Gigs / Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
August 03, 2012, 12:04:50 AM
Quote from: "Mikey"
Quote from: "Pedro"Goodness, do people do that king of thing? ;)
It's a king thing to do
Hail that. I'll be in town from Friday the 14th and planning to start drinking right away.  :shock:
Gear Corner / Re: Roland TD20
August 01, 2012, 04:29:59 PM
Quote from: "D S"
Quote from: "RWA"Now name me 1 prog forum that comes up with clever left handed e-drum rack set up suggestions! I dare you!  :D
Er, this one?!   ;)
Uhm.... yes! I obviously ment "one other forum"....  :lol:
Gear Corner / Re: Roland TD20
August 01, 2012, 10:56:37 AM
The bad news is........ this is gonna cost me 3 beers!
The good news is...... you are fully right! It is that simple!  :mrgreen:

Now, I won't be doing this for a while since I have set everything up properly after 2 days of building. If I would set the rack up like you suggested I will be running out of space. The right leg is all ready hidden under my desk as it is. But if and when I have to break it down to do a gig I will DEFINITELY set it up the way you suggested. Thank you sir!!!!

Now name me 1 prog forum that comes up with clever left handed e-drum rack set up suggestions! I dare you!  :D
Gear Corner / Re: Roland TD20
July 31, 2012, 09:19:22 PM
Quote from: "Pedro"This is going to sound weird, but can't you just turn the rack "inside-out"?

If it is like my TD12 rack, it is a three-sided thing...   __/

If you open it out straight and then fold the two arms the other way, it would be left-ised.

NOW, I believe that the pipes are curved, so folding it backwards would mean the pipes curve "inwards", but I think these pipes are just clamped in place and if you loosened the clamps you could rotate the pipes so they curved the other way.
If the pipes are "keyed" (to stop them turning in the clamps) then this might mean it can't be done.

Of course, this rests on a bunch of guesses that might not hold, but it could work....?
Well, I play drums me so I didn't look at it this way. Like, in a logical manner.  :lol:
You might be right. It would mean I have to losen all the pipes and flip them up side down ... but it might be the solution.

Let me have a look at it tomorrow. If you're correct .... I own you 3 beers in Londen upcoming December!  ;)
Gear Corner / Re: Roland TD20
July 31, 2012, 08:39:43 AM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Quote from: "RWA"Come over and GET if you dare!  :lol:
Careful, I just might.... *calculates cost of TD20 vs cost of flights.... and hospital treatment*


And yes Drarok, I'm a lefty. This brings additional work to setting up a TD20 since all the cable are hidden in the rack.... for a right handed set up obviously! So I have to re-label all the cable.  :?
Gear Corner / Re: Roland TD20
July 30, 2012, 09:38:43 AM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"I
Meanwhile: Ron - I hate you. WANT!!!!
I hate you too!!!! Come over and GET if you dare!  :lol:
Gear Corner / Re: Roland TD20
July 29, 2012, 01:29:39 PM
Daniel (my son.. who's also a drummer) and I discussed this option numerous times. It seems to fit!  :mrgreen:

Gear Corner / Re: Roland TD20
July 28, 2012, 09:37:42 AM
Quote from: "Pedro"Nice!!
With the kind of playing you've been getting out of the old stuff, I really look forward to the outcome of this development.
Happy hitting. :)
Thanks! Yes, the specs of this kit are so much more sophisticated. Every spot on the snare drum provides a slightly different sound like a real snare does. Toontrack Superior Drummer has samples on board for all that. So it brings everything alive much better.  :)
Gear Corner / Roland TD20
July 28, 2012, 01:34:56 AM
After lurking for about .... 8 years or so.... I finally upgrade from a modest TD6.... to a TD20!

Still need to configure it and hook it up properly to ToonTrack SD2 but BOY is this fun!  :mrgreen:
Other Bands / Re: ©RWA 2010-2011
July 23, 2012, 08:30:12 PM
Quote from: "Pedro"LOL Like I say, just poking fun at the translation, seriously unfair cos it gives the wrong meaning! :)
It can be funny indeed. Just translate it back into English again and it'll be a terrible review of one of the worst albums ever!  :lol:
Other Bands / Re: ©RWA 2010-2011
July 23, 2012, 04:52:32 PM
Quote from: "owen"I see ROnald The Dutch doesn't mention Frost* as an influence either :lol:

Other Bands / Re: ©RWA 2010-2011
July 23, 2012, 04:50:49 PM
I never told anyone I don't need other people. That's silly!  :roll:
FFS, Johan Ouweneel and Kurt Singer feature on this album. What they mend to say is something like "he doesn't seem to need anyone else". Which is a compliment I guess. Still a silly statement IMO since I definitely need someone to sing!  :)

It's fun to be in a 'band' (FORMATIV) again btw after all this solo stuff. It's nice to focus almost completely on drums and guitars this time. Others take care of keys, bass, the bulk of guitars and production this time. Loving it!  :mrgreen: